Aran Sendan conducted the tour today. Aside from this group of bright souls an enthusiastic boatload of Hindus also arrived from a Carnival Cruise shipped docked for a day on Kauai. They came for the puja, joyfully clapping North Indian style after the main arati. Later in the morning then the cruise ship crew of Tamil, Balinese and assorted young cruiseline employees from various Indian states also dropped by for darshan. Our center has a world-wide reputation now among the cruise ship crowd.
Enjoy these belated photos from our recent homa. The monks perform a homa on the first day of each of their lunar weeks. This week is only a four day week for them and includes Ashram Sadhana Day. On the following two day retreat we observe Iraivan Day, when we prepare the monthly Newsletter and news video, as well as our monthly Ardra Abhishekam to Lord Nataraja in Kadavul Temple. Aum Namah Sivaya.
Bodhinatha's Latest Upadeshas:"Evolve Through Self Control; Follow a Religion" (September 18,2016)
The soul body plus the essence of the soul, Parashakti and Parasiva, together equals the totality of the soul. The essence of the soul is being Siva and the soul body is becoming Siva. The soul body is maturing, growing. We suffer until we learn to control our body, mind and emotions achieving imperturbability even if we find out the world is going to end tomorrow. Calmness is a platform for meditation.
The modern self-designation "Spiritual But Not Religious" is like a scientist who says he is going to figure it all out by himself. You are not likely to get very far. To progress, follow a well documented religious path. Path to Siva; Lesson 2.
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The traveling monks spent their last day in Chicago with a bang, seeing the Museum of Science and Industry and having lunch with the group. Come along for the ride.
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